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Sue Ballew

120 Years Ago

All sorts: There was good skating at Washoe Lake last Sunday, but in the afternoon it thawed and several boys fell in, but with no bad results. A Society in San Francisco proposes to do away with the time-honored practice of swinging a lady by the waist. They probably expect us to swing them by the hair.

100 Years Ago

Advertisement: “The Park Hotel, formerly the Ormsby House, is headquarters for commercial travelers because it is central, good and clean. Free bus to all trains, special rates by week or month, telephone, electric lights, meals 25 cents. Bar in connection. J. Rochon, prop. Carson City, NV”

70 Years Ago

Dedication at Boulder Dam: Commissioner Page of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said the government must maintain the open shop labor policy on all construction jobs, in dedicating the memorial to the 4,000 builders of Boulder Dam, including the 86 who died to “make the desert bloom.”

50 Years Ago

Christmas Party for all children: Ormsby County children are looking forward to the annual Christmas party in the civic auditorium (now the Children’s Museum). Chairman Ralph Nelson said the program will get underway with Christmas carols by the elementary school choir under the direction of A. A. Saliman. Christmas stocking have been filled and the large tree decorated. The main attraction of the program is Santa Claus.

20 Years Ago

In a speech on the Senate floor Chic Hecht maintains his efforts on nuclear waste and will protect Nevada as the state becomes home to the nation’s first high-level nuclear waste dump. He said “some other politicians” have been “duped” by House Democrat leaders.

10 Years Ago

Photo caption: Ken Engels, CC firefighter, spearheaded the Toys for Tots program. He had less than two weeks to collect toys and cash for businesses and service clubs. Needy families can pick up the toys through FISH and the Salvation Army.

• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.